What is Malocclusion?
Malocclusion is the result of trauma to the mouth or jaw that knocks teeth out of alignment, tumors, improperly fitted crowns or fillings, excessive thumb sucking or pacifier use as a child, or teeth that simply grew in the wrong way.
Are Braces Recommended for Adults?
Braces take longer to straighten teeth in adults, and they’re highly visible during the treatment period, but these trends are rapidly changing, and adults are encouraged to get braces. In the last twenty years, the number of adult patients getting braces has increased.
Should I Get Orthodontic Elastics?
Elastics are an essential part of correcting your bite, and your diligence in wearing them determines how long your treatment will last.
How Much Do Braces Typically Cost?
The cost of braces are affected by a number of factors, including the extent of the treatment as well as the characteristics of the patient.
What Happens if Sleep Apnea is Left Untreated?
When sleep apnea is not sufficiently diagnosed and treated, you may be more likely to suffer from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and depression.